Originally created 09/13/03

James Brown to perform two concerts at the Apollo Theatre



NEW YORK -- James Brown will return to Harlem in November to celebrate one of his greatest performances.

The 70-year-old Godfather of Soul will hold a press conference on Sept. 18 in Manhattan to announce two concerts marking the 40th anniversary of his "Live at the Apollo" album, which chronicled his landmark performance at the famed Apollo Theatre.

The concerts will be held at the Apollo on Nov. 20 and 21. Special guest stars will be announced at the press event, Dan Forman, Brown's publicist, told The Associated Press on Thursday.

Afterward, Brown will give a free concert, Forman said.

Brown's "Live at the Apollo" album, released in 1963, contains classics such as "Please Please Please" and "Night Train."